91 Quick Weight Loss Tips
At Simple Healthy Tips, we are focused on getting you the best weight loss tips designed to transform your life. If you are trying to decide if a “diet” or weight loss program will work, you have already lost the battle! While millions of people have lost weight with different weight loss programs, plans and diets, 95% of them end up gaining the weight all back because they have not found the right one (it is common to gain more weight back in the process). Such programs and diets are temporary solutions and do not lead to long-term lifestyle changes. How can you find weight loss tips that will change your life?
We have researched, developed, and compiled the best 91 weight loss tips that the top scientists in the world have proven effective.
Our goal is to provide you with the most up to date information on the newest scientific findings to promote healthier lifestyles leading to optimal weight loss results.
1. Eat a HUMONGOUS breakfast… (and make sure it’s full of carbohydrates!!)
We all know that breakfast is the most vital meal of the day. In fact in a recent clinical study headed up by Dr Jakubowicz from Virginia Commonwealth University on 96 overweight women discovered that a healthy breakfast consisting of carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats lost dramatically more weight than the small low carbohydrate breakfast. How much more weight?
The group everyone expected to perform better (the high protein/low carb group) lost 10 pounds in 8 months.
2. Don’t Drink Your Calories
Americans love slurping down sugary drinks. The FDA recently confirmed that the average American drinks 82 grams of sugar PER DAY from these drinks. That is a whopping 328 calories per day of unnecessary (and empty) carbs.
Did you know there are 3,500 calories in 1 pound of human body fat? Reducing your intake of sugary drinks will eliminate 119,720 calories per year. That equates to 34.2 pounds of fat loss PER YEAR!
3. The World’s Cheapest Appetite Suppressant – WATER
Our bodies are made up of 70% water and most people do not get nearly enough of it. It is essentially a free appetite suppressant and colon cleanser (assuming you’re not a billionaire hotel heiress and only drink Evian!). If you are not sure about how much to drink take your current body weight and divide it by 2. That’s how many fluid ounces of water you should be eating every day.
Example 160 pounds ÷ 2 = 80 fluid ounces of water (and no… you cannot count the fluid ounces of water you drank from your mountain dew that you should have already eliminated as we asked you to in tip #2!)
While on a diet sugar cravings and that piece of pie you NEVER get can often times SABOTAGE your weight loss results because once you start nibbling it becomes hard to stop. That is why setting aside a specific day 1-2 times per week when you can have an average sized portion of your favourite food. This will give you something to look forward to each week and help you avoid binging.
5. Portion Control
In the popular weight loss book “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano she found that the French do have significantly lower obesity rates compared to Americans. The Reason? Portion Size! French women eat slow and eat smaller portions. They don’t necessarily eat any healthier than Americans but they eat smaller portions.
6. Eat Fat to get Skinny!
Eating Fat with every meal helps to control blood sugar levels and make you feel full longer. But they must be GOOD FATS. Here is a list of the healthiest fats that will make you skinny. Next time you go to the grocery store be sure to add these healthy fats to your list:
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Cold-water fish
- Natural peanut butter
- Low-fat cheese
- Low-fat salad dressing
- Low-sodium nuts
- Olives and olive oil
- Safflower oil
- Canola oil
- Sunflower oil
- Flaxseed oil
7. Eat More than 3 Meals Per Day?
Absolutely! Instead of eating 3 large meals try to eat 4-6 medium sized meals. This will help you maintain steady blood sugar levels which will help control your hunger levels.
8. The little hellraiser that tastes like heaven
You definitely don’t want to hear this but I gotta tell you. Sugar is not good for you. The more refined the sugar is that worse it is for you. If you must eat something sugary be sure to try to eat with some fiber, lean proteins, of healthy fats. These will help slow down the digestion of the sugar so it has less of an impact on your blood sugar levels (which will lead to less of an impact on your waistline!
9. Soup or Salad Before Meals
I don’t think I could ever do it, but a simple tip like eating a light soup or small salad before meals can lead to 10%-15% fewer calories being consumed in the meal. Why? Because a soup or salad can be very filling
10. Buy Pre-Cut Fruits and Vegetables
I have good intentions when I buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. I THINK I’ll eat them. But often times they end up going rotten from sitting in my fridge for so long. BUT when I buy pre-cut fruits & veggies I tend to snack on them more. Laziness? Not sure. But buying pre-cut fruits & veggies will help you eat more.
11. Limit your Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol is not only extremely fattening (7 calories per gram) but it also destroys your willpower and damages your bodies primary fat burning organ (your liver). Try to call it quits, and if you cannot do that try to limit the number of drinks you do have when you do drink.
12. Cut Out All Junk Foods
Junk food can equal junk in the trunk. A study performed by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine studied the eating habits of 2,757 subjects with type 2 diabetes that were sampled and surveyed for their eating habits. Results showed that 93% over consumed calories, 85% had more saturated fat intake than the recommended amounts, and 92% had too much sodium intake. Such correlations show the dangerous health effects of junk foods.
Researchers conducting a clinical trial on rats showed that high fatty food intake can even lead to a decrease in cognitive functions. Junk foods can contain as much as 610 calories (McDonald’s SuperSize Fries). With the average American teenager drinking an average 760 cans of soda, junk food consumption often leads to a diet heavily laden in extra sugar, fats, and calories. These calories can add up during the days, weeks, and months to a very unhealthy diet. Although it may require some self-control and discipline, just saying NO to junk food can and will lead to weight loss. It is very difficult in the beginning but you’ll get used to it after a few weeks.
13. Never Eat Till Full
Okinawans (Japanese Islanders), whose average BMI is 21.5, are known for their supreme health, fitness, and longevity. One of their secrets is the “Hara Hachi Bu” or eating until you’re 80% full. This doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself. You can definitely eat. In fact, you should eat until you’re satisfied. Just DON’T eats until you’re full or stuffed. This causes your stomach to expand and your body to become lethargic.
The stomach is a versatile organ. It expands when we eat and shrinks when we’re hungry. As a result, if you are always eating until you feel like throwing up, your stomach will expand beyond its normal capacity. This causes you to eat more to fill this expanded void of your stomach. By eating less, you’re shrinking the total capacity of your stomach. This leads to a smaller appetite and weight loss.
14. Drop That Can Of Soda (INCLUDING DIET!)
Sodas have become water in American society. In fact, most Americans drink over 2 full glasses of soda every day. It doesn’t sound like much at first, but it starts adding up really quick. It’s hard to avoid the temptation of a crispy soda whenever you eat greasy food, but once you can control yourself, you’ll be rewarded with a drop in your scale. Drinking less soda will decrease your caloric intake, lower your sugar intake, and increase feelings of satiety. This leads to fewer cavities, better health, and more WEIGHT LOSS.
This noncaloric petroleum derivative is about three to five hundred times sweeter than sugar! Whatever the sugar substitute may be, it doesn’t change the fact that diet soda is still sweet and still bad for your body and your weight loss goals.
It’s hard to give up this sugary treat at first, but slowly substitute water for your daily soda intake. Convince yourself that the cool, clear water is much more refreshing than a sticky, heavy, sweet soda.. because it really is!
15. Who Cut The Salt
No one likes bland food, but the saltier the food gets, the bigger risk you are putting your body in. Salt makes the body retain more water while drying out certain organs. It can also affect your blood pressure and lead to long-term weight gain. What most people don’t know is that over 95% of dieters gain weight in the long term. The key isn’t to start eating bland food here and now. The best and easiest way is to get used to it little by little. When you’re making soup, put 1/4 teaspoon of salt less than what the recipe calls for. Next time, put in 1/2 teaspoon less. By taking things in little increments, you won’t notice the blandness of the food and eventually, you’ll be used to using less salt and will PREFER food with less salt. That means you’ll be healthier AND leaner!
16. Go Light!
Ever since it became taboo to eat fatty foods, supermarkets have been supplying the world with the “light” version of everything. We’ve got light/diet soda, light cream, light salad dressing. The sad truth is that “light” isn’t universal for “less fat.” You will still gain weight with some light foods, but there are some that truly do make you lighter!
The following group is made up of foods that actually have less fat: light sour cream, light cream cheese, light cream, light evaporated milk, light coconut milk, light milk. These products can cut out over 30% of fat, giving you a healthier meal and a lighter body. Though other light foods such as light cakes or light peanut butter may contain less fat than their normal counterparts, it may not even be worth the difference.
17. Fruits For Breakfast
5 pieces of fruit a day is recommended to obtain the full health benefits of eating fruit. Fruits are great for weight loss because they are low in sodium and will help decrease the chance of gaining water weight. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University stated fruits and vegetables have low “energy density.” Why? Because they are heavy by weight but they have few calories.
Eating fruits in the morning will have multiple purposes. First, antioxidants help you better use the nutrients that you take in from the food that you eat. Second, eating fruit in the morning can better help you overcome temptations to overeat or eat unhealthy. Once you get in the habit of starting off well, it will become easier to overcome temptations later in the day.
18. Fallacies of Starvation
It’s true. You do lose weight if you starve yourself. The snowball effect is huge and you’ll drop pounds quite fast. However, your body is smarter than you think. Organs and tissues function properly with a regular supply of glucose. When glucose levels drop, stress hormones are released to increase glucose production in the liver. By starving yourself, you’re cutting off the source of glucose. This causes your body to feel hungrier and start storing fat. When your fat stores have been depleted, your body will break down muscle protein to survive and slow down your metabolism.
If you start eating after you have starved yourself, your body will start storing anything you eat so that it can function in case you decided to starve again. When your body starts to store everything, you’ll quickly gain weight and fat. Short-term: starving technically works. But in the long run? You’re only adding to your weight gain.
19. What Body Type Are You?
It may be helpful to determine what type of body you have so you can tailor your diet program accordingly. There are three different classifications for body types:
You tend to have larger bones than most. Most men and women in this category have bigger thighs and hips while their arms and legs tend to be short, giving them a stocky appearance. Though endomorphs have higher levels of fat, they can build muscle more easily.
Mesomorphs generally are those who have athletic builds and usually have an hourglass or ruler shape. They gain muscle mass easily and have broad shoulders with a narrow waist. Mesomorphs have an easier time losing weight than endomorphs.
Ectomorphs have a thinner, lankier appearance. They are called “rulers” with narrow waists, hips, and shoulders. Ectomorphs are able to lose weight easily but have a more difficult time gaining muscle mass. Ectomorphs also have lower levels of body fat.
Don’t expect to lose as much weight as ectomorphs if you’re an endomorph. It’s important to pace yourself according to your body type and going through the right activities.
20. Turn Up the Heat
Cayenne peppers can actually help you lose weight! Cayenne peppers have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. As you may or may not know, this amazing pepper is very spicy and that can be attributed to a powerful component that exists in cayenne peppers called capsaicin. Capsaicin not only brings the heat, but it is also the component mainly attributed to helping produce such beneficial health effects.
Cayenne peppers have been studied and known to have a long list of health benefits from fighting inflammation to boosting your immunity. I know you have been dying to find out that cayenne peppers have been shown to produce WEIGHT LOSS. A double-blind placebo-controlled study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that capsaicin can help sustained fat oxidation and help with weight maintenance.
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21. Morning Hydration
Studies have shown that drinking at least 16 ounces of water when you first wake up in the morning can be a big help in weight loss. If you get the amount of sleep that you should, then by the time you wake up, your body has gone for 8+ hours without any hydration. How thirsty would you be if you went for 8 hours during the day without water? This replenishment of H2O jumpstarts your metabolism in the morning and prepares your body to better efficiently deal with breakfast. Studies showed that anything less than 16 ounces did not prove effective, so drink up!
22. Plan Your Meals & Snacks
Meal planning is a great way to make sure that you are eating a well-balanced diet at regular intervals, but forming this habit can be very difficult. If you are anything like me, then you may find planning out a week ahead or even a day ahead even more difficult than going to the gym. Instead, try to pack yourself some healthy snacks to eat. These healthy snacks will eventually turn into a healthy lunch, which will eventually turn into a well-planned week of meals. If you want a bit more of a challenge, start by planning one meal a day. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, just plan one. When you’ve gotten used to planning a meal, move up to two. Eventually, you’ll be planning your whole week without realizing it. Forming new habits can be a challenge, but once you get the ball rolling, you will find a lot more success in developing healthy long-lasting habits.
23. Savour Each Bite
I have always heard that I should be eating slowly and try to enjoy the flavour of the food instead of throwing down food like a hungry dog. I never knew it would affect my weight loss efforts.
The theory behind this weight loss tip is that if you take more time to eat, you will get full a lot faster and naturally decrease your caloric intake, which leads to weight loss. If you savor each bite or chew more per mouthful, you are finding a natural way to suppress appetites and even aid in proper digestion.
Dr Schwartz from the Emory Bariatric Center explains that our stomach can hold about 3 pints of food and the size of your stomach with its ability to expand can undermine our natural bodily signals that tell us that we are full. In fact, it takes the brain 20 minutes to start signalling to the body feelings of satiety or fullness. So, take your time eating and make sure you are savouring every bite.
24. Eat More!
So, whoever heard of eating more to lose weight right? Well, this will rock your world as eating more fruits before heavy meals have been shown to be effective! Natural hygienists have been applauding this method for a while now. The theory behind this diet is to eat more fruits before meals and heavy meals cutting your overall carb and calorie intake by half sometimes even more. By doing so, when you intake fruits, you are eating foods that only contain simple sugars that do not require much digestion. While foods heavy in protein and starches take longer to digest. By taking in fruits before heavy meals, you cut your appetites in half and still supplement your diet with adequate nutrients that your body needs. This way, you are getting foods that will be good for your diet (and your health) while doing so will ensure you feel full so that you do not overeat.
Since you take in the most calories and fats when you eat out, a great weight loss tip is to stock up on fruits and eating them before you go out. If you know you’re going to a party where you’re likely to overeat or if you are just wanting to cut your meal size in half, eating healthy before you go to a food-filled party can keep you full so that you don’t indulge any cravings that would derail your weight loss goals. So, yes eating more can pay off, if done correctly.
25. Reward Yourself
As you begin to see weight loss results don’t forget to reward your hard work. Your brain actually has a natural reward system that is triggered by chemical dopamines and endorphins which allows your body to feel satisfied.
Psychologically many experts have theorized, according to the measurement of brain activity and chemical production, rewarding yourself with treats will either tempt you less to binge or overeat during other times, or be more active throughout the rest of the day.
Many dieters often refer to experiences of “hitting a wall” or unable to find motivation because they often are spent after trying so hard to resist temptation. Maintaining balance and emotional stability to dieting is actually pretty important. In fact, you are more likely to stick to your diet and exercise routine if you reap some benefits before you reach your ultimate goal.
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26. Chew Gum
Chewing gum will help you to lose weight in several ways. At the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society, a study was presented that showed the effectiveness of chewing gum will aid in weight loss. The study showed that those that chew gum actually consumed 39 fewer calories, reduced overall cravings, improved moods, and reduced stress.
Just the fact that it will help you to avoid snacking is great. But, the fact that people who chew gum for 15+ minutes will eat slightly less sweet foods (36 calories) when it is meal time than those who don’t chew gum is fantastic.
27. Sugar Substitutes are the Greater evil
Yes, I know they seem appealing. They have few or no calories at all, and they still have actually a stronger sweet taste with a smaller amount. But, did you ever wonder why even with so much “diet coke” and other low-calorie food and drinks, why Americans seem to be heavier than ever?
A featured article in Time magazine revealed that sugar substitutes are not helpful to weight loss. In a study performed at Purdue University, animals with diets including zero-calorie artificial sweeteners were found to have consumed more calories and decrease metabolism and fat burning when compared to animals with diets including glucose. This being said, sugar substitutes can actually sabotage your weight loss, and your body also can’t digest it properly. So all this leads to greater weight gain problems. With that said, we are not suggesting an increase in sugar consumption as it often can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and weight gain. Moderation is always key.
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28. Get on a Treadmill
There is a reason why 50 million people run for their dear life on treadmills each day. According to a study performed by the VA Medical Center and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, that on average, people who run on the treadmill burn about 705 to 865. Compared to other exercise machines such as the stair machine, rowing machine, ski machines, and stationary bikes, treadmills had the best results. In fact, the American Medical Association ranked the treadmill as the #1 cardio machine out there.
No wonder, I always see scores of treadmills at the gym. Remember, losing weight is all about the balance between intake and output. Your body needs to intake food each day and use it for energy. Some of us don’t use enough of the energy during the day. Simply getting on a treadmill and walking a few miles or running will allow a person to consistently lose weight by the cardio exercise that it provides.
29. 10 Minutes Before Bed
If you’re working hard to lose that extra weight, but you’re not looking any thinner, you should set aside 10-20 minutes each night to crack some crunches. You don’t need an hour or 30 minutes. You only need a little break each day to do some ab exercises. Do it on your own, buy a machine, or ask a friend to join you. The key isn’t doing 200 sit-ups one day, and skipping it for a week. Remember to keep it consistent. Without consistency, your weight will only fluctuate without producing real results. Don’t push yourselves to do 100 sit-ups every day. Start slow, maybe about 25 every other day. As you feel more comfortable, push up the numbers. You DON’T want to be comfortable! When you’re feeling comfortable, it means your muscles have gotten used to the exercise and won’t be pushed to tone itself. Keep it tight and keep it consistent! You’ll be able to see pleasant results within a few months.
30. You Are The Stair Master
So the elevator is one of the coolest (and most ingenious) inventions of mankind. Who could have imagined travelling 50 stories in under 30 seconds? But all that energy cut out from getting to higher places has only added to our belly fat. According to a recent study, people who took the stairs showed a 2% loss in body weight, increased activity by 8%, and decreased overall body pressure and fat content. And according to Mireille Guiliano’s top-selling book, French Women Don’t Get Fat suggests taking the stairs and walking everywhere as a major source of weight loss for women who dedicate each day to staying skinny. So don’t overdo this little exercise by walking from the first floor to the 40th. But consider ditching the metal cars for a while when you’re only moving up a few floors.
31. Find an Activity You Enjoy…
If you dread getting on the treadmill for half an hour or you just can’t take another rep of lat-pulls, find an alternative! Don’t waste time, energy, and money on things you hate or don’t enjoy. Participating in an activity you enjoy will help you exercise and do it on a regular basis. Enjoying what you do provides more energy for your body, which helps you work out your body more. It doesn’t have to be a hard-contact sport. If you like shopping, take a break and walk around the mall for half an hour. Invest the time counting every calorie into something that will burn those calories!
32. Try Different Cardio
For those of you that like to exercise in a gym using cardio machines (e.g. stair stepper, elliptical, and treadmills…) rotate which machine you use on a day-to-day basis. Not only will this help your body get the maximum effect from your workout; but it will also help protect your body from injury since the repetitive motions of these machines can increase the risk of injury when you do something else for the first time. Using different machines also prevent your body from getting used to one specific machine. When your body is working something new, it will continue to work out your muscles, burn fat, and keep up your metabolism. So don’t get comfortable! Have some fun and switch up your routine.
33. Feed Yourself With Push-Ups
Every time you are hungry, do a set of push-ups. It’s very difficult to simultaneously feel hunger and do a push-up. Doing push-ups will speed up your metabolism and temporarily curb your hunger. Simply, you’re helping your body feel less hungry while burning more fat. Other benefits provided by push-ups are metabolism boost, burning of calories, and strength training. If you want some variation, try handstand push-ups, pull-ups, wall squats, etc.
34. Make It Quick
A good way to burn fat and lose weight faster is to do a total body workout in just twenty minutes. Instead of taking long breaks in between sets, rest no more than one minute. Always alternate exercises that target different body parts to keep you motivated. If you would rather run than work out at the gym, try sprints. Sprint for as long as you can, then cool down and catch your breath. When your breathing has almost returned to normal, sprint again. Studies show that a few 30-second sprints are just as beneficial as an hour-long jog. Even if you can only sprint for about 20 seconds, just work your way up and you’ll be losing weight in half the usual time.
35. Get Movin’
You can’t be running on a treadmill every waking minute, but there are ways to burn some extra calories throughout the day without even really trying. When you’re sitting at your desk at work or watching TV at home, don’t sit still. You can walk in place, pretend like you’re doing bicep curls without weights, flex your abs when you’re sitting down somewhere, or anything else that adds movement to your limbs. It might be a little distracting to those around you, but it’s a great way to burn a few extra calories each day.
36. Shop After Dinner
It’s funny how your shopping cart always seems a little more full if you go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Waiting to go shopping until after a meal – preferably dinner – has several benefits. First, you won’t be as tempted to buy things you normally wouldn’t buy if you’ve just eaten a meal and your appetite isn’t raging. Second, it gives you a chance to get a little extra exercise walking around the grocery store after the latest meal of the day. Finally, in the process of deciding what to make for dinner, you’ll have a better idea of what you do and don’t have and what you need to put on your shopping list. So save the trip to the store after a meal, and you’ll be saving yourself extra pounds AND money!
37. Invest In Your Feet
The majority of people don’t love running or exercising, but buying the right pair of shoes can help you like it more at least. Don’t look for the cheapest pair of running shoes you can find. Spend a little extra and make sure you try them on and take a good walk around the store before you buy them. They might cost $40 more than the cheapest pair, but it’s worth it. When you’re feet are comfortable, you actually run a little more than you would when running with a cheap pair of shoes. So invest a little more – anything to make that morning run less dreadful.
38. Don’t Conform
Sweating on the treadmill just isn’t for everyone. There are hundreds of cardiovascular workouts out there to choose from. Find out which one you actually enjoy (or just hate the least)! There are multiple kinds of stationary bikes, ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, ski machines, and every other imaginable piece of equipment. Or you can jump rope, run, sprint, swim, or find a workout routine (kickboxing, Tae Boe, etc) that keeps you motivated. The fact is until you find something you can somewhat enjoy you’ll never stick to it.
39. Break It Up
I hate running. It’s a boring, mindless activity. Thinking about running around outside for 30 minutes is all the motivation I need to stay lying right in bed where I’m at. What has helped me though is breaking up my run into segments? Instead of a 30-minute run, think of it as several 5-minute runs. Take a stopwatch along, time each run, and reward yourself with a 1-minute walk in between the 5-minute runs. By splitting up a huge chunk into small tasks, your heart rate will stay at the optimal level for burning calories while you stay more focused for shorter periods of time.
40. Exercise for at Least an Hour a Day
There seem to be differing opinions on the exact amount of time necessary, but recent studies are showing that 1 hour of exercise a day can lead to optimal weight loss. In fact, the US Department of Health and Human Services has recommended at least 1 hour of exercise a day at least 4 days a week.
A recent study by the University of Pittsburg who studies 200 overweight and obese women found over the course of two years, the women who burned 1800 calories per week by exercising 275 minutes per week were found to lose more weight and kept it off at the optimal level. This comes out to 55 minutes of exercise per day for 5 days. This was found to be the most optimal workout time finally settling the issue exactly how much time is required for optimal weight loss.
41. Workout with a Friend
Friends are great motivators. It is much easier to skip out on early morning workouts when you’re the only one pushing yourself to do it. By working out with a friend you are both held more accountable, and you have a partner to keep you motivated during your routine. Better yet, while you’re chatting with a friend, you’ll actually do more reps without realizing it. Having company keeps your focus on the chatting rather than the pain or dread you feel for your workouts. Your workouts will be more satisfying and you will get to spend some good quality time conversing with a friend.
42. Use Laxatives
Laxatives may be a good way to clear your stomach after a large meal. Over-the-counter laxatives can help you digest your food better and pass stool more easily. In other words, you’ll be losing weight by losing food! Laxatives are designed to instigate bowel movement and soak up the body’s fluids to release through your stool. That means all that nasty junk from your overly large meal can be passed through your digestive system without sitting there waiting to be stored as fat.
The thing to remember with laxatives is to drink lots of water. This sounds contradictory to the whole point of taking laxatives, but it’s important. Laxatives will very likely leave you dehydrated. If you don’t drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated, you’ll end up drinking more than you need to, cancelling out any weight loss and making your body bloated.
43. SELF CONTROL
Exerting self-control is probably one of the hardest parts of losing weight. Sure it’s hard getting on the treadmill for 30 minutes with the lack of air and sore legs. But it’s harder to actually get yourself on the darn machine. Since reality is a little hard to face, trick your mind into it. When you’re eating a little snack, tell yourself this is a huge meal and you’re going to feel so full from it. Cut up your food into smaller pieces. Though the pieces may be smaller, you’ll have more in quantity, so convince you’re actually eating more. Don’t let the bare facts get to you. Tell yourself that you are eating more with less food.
44. Tell Your Family and Friends
It’s important that those around you know that you are dieting. If they know, well they still may actually end up sabotaging you, eating sweet treats around you, not supporting you by going to the gym with you, etc. But at the same time, it’s going to be way worse if you don’t have their knowledge or possible support. So it’s important that you at least give them a chance. They may well surprise you with their reaction and helpful support. The best thing to do is to tell your family and friends that you are going on a diet, trying to lose weight, etc. It will always help.
45. Sleep Some More
People who only get 6 hours of sleep at night are 25% more likely to be obese compared to those who are getting 8 hours a night. Dr Charles L. Samuels wrote in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis that people function “normally” with at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
Bottom line is you need to get a good amount of sleep each night, not just to lose weight but for your health. With a healthier body, it’s easier to get into shape. One of the latest weight loss crazes has been night time diet pills. One product that really stands out as the shining standard in sleeping aid diet pills: it is SomnaSlim. It features a very unique formula featuring the top natural ingredients designed to help you get a good night’s rest while losing weight at the same time. This is the best way to improve both your sleep and weight loss efforts all at once.
46. Upgrade Your Diary
When you sit down to write in your journal, include comments about what you’ve eaten. Write down at what time you ate, the portion size, how you felt, what activities you did that day, etc. Whenever you hit a plateau with your weight loss, look back at your journal and see what you were doing when you were having the most success. Identify the differences and work on improving and correcting any behaviours and habits that have led you to your plateau. Writing down your experiences actually helps you mentally keep track of your activities and quietly motivates you to keep going with good plans.
47. Read Up
Becoming knowledgeable on the subject of weight loss will actually help you feel more invested in your weight loss goals. The body’s complex mechanisms work to produce weight loss and burn fat by increasing metabolism.
Metabolism is actually the body’s ability to convert food that you have taken it into energy. The manipulation of the body’s process of burning fat through the control of energy usage can make a dramatic impact on your overall weight loss efforts.
You can read about the process your body goes through to burn fat or research different methods of exercising. By creating a mindset where weight loss is a subject of interest instead of just a burden you will find that your attitude and lifestyle will become more weight loss centred.
48. Lose Weight With Lobsters & Shrimp
No, there is not a diet that comprises of lobster and shrimp to help you lose weight (not yet at least), but there is a component found in the shells of lobsters, shrimp and other shellfish that has been known to help you lose weight. The ingredient is called Chitosan. This amazing ingredient has been shown to bind the fat that you intake. What does this mean? Well, every time that you have a fatty meal, Chitosan helps block the absorption of the fat allowing the fat to pass through your system meaning fat passes through your system undigested. Hence, less fat that is absorbed by the body and less fat that your body will have to burn.
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49. Say Cheese… With Before & After Photos
I know it’s not the most delightful thing to see yourself in a bathing suit, not sucking in your belly, and looking like the chunky monkey that you think you are. But, it’s a great way to track your progress as you may not notice with your own naked eye because you see yourself every day. Plus I’m guessing if you’re like I was you will be too embarrassed to take your photos to the 1-hour photoshop. Which means you will be using a Polaroid. Which means you will get some decent exercise from waving that photo back and forth because everyone knows that’s the key to making Polaroid pictures appear faster.
50. Acupuncture For Weight Loss
The latest craze among the medical community has been this new wave of holistic medicine that has been infused into Western society. While ten years ago, Accenture and herbal medicine were virtually unknown, now everyone and their mom is sold on holistic medicine. In fact, nurses and doctors are now trained on what kind of holistic treatments exist out there and Eastern and Western medical philosophy seem to be more and more infused. What I consider one of the scariest, but most effective is acupuncture. But, can the prickling of needles into your body help you lose weight?
With thousands of years in practice, acupuncture is used for weight loss. It can help aid the digestive process and in weight loss. Carefully picking pressure points, Acupuncture therapists can use electrostimulation of acupuncture points to increase the release of endorphins and stimulate the metabolism. Now, if you can stand the 30-40 needles that are stuck in you to accomplish this go ahead (people have said that it is painless, but it hurt for me). There is also a way to provide appetite suppression and detoxification by acupuncture.
Two important notes are:
- Meet a well-experienced acupuncture therapist
- Don’t move.
Alternative medicine has been so popular, but the debate is still out about the effectiveness of this method. Many have sworn of its effectiveness though and continue to spend hundreds of dollars trying to maintain their weight loss with acupuncture.
51. Visualize Your Success
I read a fantastic story about a man who desperately wanted to lose weight. So he cut out a picture in a magazine of another man who had his “dream body”. Each night before going to bed he visualized his head on that body. After following a healthy diet and exercise routine for 3 months his results were astonishing. You literally couldn’t tell the difference between the two. Michaelangelo said it best:
“What I desire, I must first Imagine. What I Imagine, I Create”
52. Find Your “Emotional Reason”
George Washington University researchers discovered that people who successfully transform their bodies are set in action by some sort of “emotional trigger” that helps clarify their reasons for deciding to make a change. In the study, they found that any event which elicited strong emotions such as alarm, embarrassment, shame, or fear actually inspired people to transform their bodies.
53. Exercise in the Morning on an Empty Stomach
Exercising first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will help you to burn pure body fat instead of carbohydrates. And exercising at this time of day also dramatically increases your fat burning EVEN after you are finished exercising for up to 1 hour.
54. Elvis died with 30 Pounds of Poo in Him
Most people can drop 1 notch in their belts by simply doing a thorough colon cleanse. You can either do it via Hydrotherapy (basically sticking a hose where the sun doesn’t shine) or taking a colon cleansing supplement. Hydrotherapy is more costly and more invasive – but you can get results much faster. A good colon cleanser offers better long-term results and has a lot fewer side effects. The two best colon cleansers on the market are Colovox and Colonoxy. They aren’t the only ones that work but the consistently provide users with the best overall value in customer satisfaction surveys. To get unbiased information on dozens of colon cleansers to visit the internet’s premier colon cleanse authorities at www.ColonCleansingReviews.org.
55. Develop Patterns
Patterns are good, patterns are important. If you have set patterns, you can easily remember your basic steps. If you follow certain patterns, you won’t as easily forget your normal weight loss routine. Why is this important? Well, the fact that over 90% of people experience unsuccessful weight loss is because most people are unable to establish such patterns or habits, but most importantly sticking with them.
If your particular weight loss pattern is too complicated, I can basically guarantee that you are going to forget or not keep up with it. So keep it simple, develop patterns that you can use in your everyday life and always remember, and you will be more likely to remember to stick to your diet on a regular basis, which really is half the battle.
56. Play Video Games
I know! This sounds ridiculous. After all, why in the world would you be stupid enough to sit around and play video games when you are trying to lose weight. That’s exactly the point! You are not sitting around! You are not sabotaging yourself! The video game industry has taken the criticism of games that have created inactive zombies and have created very interesting new games that keep you active and even provide some exercise. When you buy some of the newer video games, they can create heart-pumping activities for you. Especially with the newly released Wii, and now the Wii fit, you will finally be able to actually get exercise while playing a fun video game. And of course, you do have to pick carefully, but games like Dance Dance Revolution will help you have fun while losing weight at the same time.
57. Cup Of Tea For Weight Loss
Green Tea is considered one of the oldest and well-known teas in the world. For thousands of years, Green Tea has been used for daily consumption and for numerous medicinal purposes. Green Tea is known to help improve digestion, circulation, high antioxidant levels, act as an anti-inflammatory, and even promote cardiovascular health. The studies behind Green Tea is very impressive, but what has been the most impressive is its weight loss effects. Both human and animal testing confirms the fact that Green Tea contains EGCG which is good for you, but In a study by the University of Chicago, Green Tea was found to reduce blood levels of glucose, lipids, and cholesterol. A potent fat burner, Green Tea has been known to increase the body’s thermogenesis improve metabolism, energy levels, and insulin production leading to decreased appetites. If you thought drinking tea was only for the British, you were wrong. Green Tea may be your ticket to prolonged weight loss.
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58. Weight Loss Can Be Contagious: Dieting With a Buddy
Having a friend join your weight loss efforts will make the experience much more enjoyable and much more effective. The Framingham Heart Study in Framingham, MA produced a report of 5,124 men and women that led a 30-year study that linked social relationships with health. The results showed that after 30 years of measurement that lean individuals surrounded by obesity were rare and obese spouses raised the risk of becoming obese themselves by 37%. If one of their friends were also obese, the risk of obesity increased by 171%.
Now, these results were not based on the clinical study but were based on observations and surveys. But, the bottom line is that having a friend who’s committed to the same goals will help you feel motivated because you won’t want to let them down and you can encourage each other on tough days. It’s also easier to tackle weight loss when you can share your feelings about it with someone who understands. Not to mention, going to the gym is much less scary when you take someone with you! All in all, having a great friend who will work with you to lose weight and live healthy may drastically decrease your chances of being obese.
59. Don’t work too Hard
A University of Helsinki Study on 7,000 adults who regularly worked overtime were more likely to have gained weight than those who worked a normal 35-40 hours per week. This they believe is in large part due to increased stress which leads to an increased production of the stress hormone cortisol.
60. Walk more for Deep Sleep
Researchers study more than 700 people and they found that those who walked as little as 6 blockers per day at a moderate pace were one-third less likely to have sleeping problems than those who walked shorter distances.
Celebrate your weight loss successes. Chances are if you’ve read all these tips you are committed to losing weight. And simply following a handful of these tips will help you lose lots of weight. Did you know that just 1 pound of fat is equivalent to 4 sticks of butter? So for each pound, you lose imagine four stick of butter gone from your belly and hips and celebrate your success.
62. Obesity and Cancer
At the University of Oxford, scientists discovered that women had a 53% greater risk of developing kidney cancer and a 24% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer if they were overweight. And did you know that obesity-induced heart diseases kill more people each year than ALL form of cancer COMBINED???
63. Cardio + Weight Training
If you exercise you should do both cardiovascular training and strength training. A study conducted on two groups of women discovered that women who did a combination of cardio + weight training lose 40% MORE WEIGHT, 300% more subcutaneous fat, and 12% more dangerous visceral fat than those who strictly did cardio. And they also increased their lean muscle mass which helps fuel their metabolism ensuring long-lasting results.
64. Best Time To Exercise?
Surveys discovered that morning exercisers are more consistent because there are fewer opportunities to get sidetracked and skip it than with an evening workout.
65. The Fountain of Youth in a Needle?
Human Growth Hormone is a natural substance that our body creates which help us stay lean, helps us build muscle, helps us lose body fat, and gives us energy. But as we age our natural HGH levels rapidly decline. Supplementing with HGH is an EASY WAY to lose weight fast. You can naturally increase growth hormones from foods like eggs, whole grains, seafood, nuts, and seeds. You can also take HGH boosting supplements like Lifessence HGH+ or Secratatropin HGH. Lifessence is a well-balanced HGH supplement and is more affordable than Secratatropin but doesn’t produce nearly as good of results. It’s rumoured that Secratatropin HGH contains actual synthetic HGH that doctors charge thousands of dollars for. At $110 per bottle, Secratatropin is a steal compare to doctor injections and its weight loss results are well worth the money.
66. The Fastest Way to Lose 10 Pounds
Get a Tan! Tanning has no direct effects on your body losing weight but a good tan goes a long way into making you look 10 pounds lighter. Its why bodybuilders slather on self-tanning lotions before competitions… because it makes them look extremely leaner. You can get a tan from the sun, from a tanning bed, from a self-tanning lotion like Jergens Natural Glow, or form a Self Tanning Pill. By far the best tanning pill is a product called The Tanning Accelerator. It not only naturally increases the melanin in your skin thus giving your skin a healthy tan it also contains vitamins and minerals which nourish and protect your skin.
67. Reach For the Stars
Ever laughed at those people stretching in weird positions at yoga classes? Well, stop laughing because you need to join them! Yoga is a great way to shed those pockets of fat that refuse to go away. Research at the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle (funded by the National Cancer Institute) discovered that yoga can help lose weight, or at least keep you from gaining weight. Yoga tones the muscles that aren’t used often, helping to burn fat in those little areas.
One of the more intense types is called Bikram yoga. This is yoga conducted in a hot room (imagine a hot spa room). Despite the difficulty of the exercises, and an hour and a half of Bikram yoga are equivalent to running for 4 hours! You’ll notice a difference after one class.
A smoother, relaxed class you can take is vinyasa yoga. This style of yoga takes you through a series of poses, stretching your body and toning your muscle. Though it’s not easy, vinyasa yoga is not as intense as Bikram yoga.
68. Be Realistic
Many dieters try to lose weight expecting to be 20 pounds lighter in a week. Guess what? It’s not going to happen! Weight loss should also be slow and steady. To stay healthy, you should only lose 1-2 pounds a week. Doctor Jennifer A. Linde says medical clinicians say losing 5-10% of your start weight is achievable. It may sound very small, but if you add up a month’s worth, we’re talking about 4-8 lbs. weight loss. That’s about half the goal for most dieters!
Remember to take things slow and set short-term goals. Don’t plan to lose all your weight in 6 months. You’ll end up trying to lose everything in the last month instead of having worked your way up. Set up daily, weekly, and monthly goals. And record your progress so you don’t go off-track!
69. Power Snacking
Who said snacking only consisted of junk food? Snacking on healthy food when you’re hungry in between meals can provide energy and keep you from gaining weight on junk food.
When you’re shopping for snacks, opt for the healthier line. Pick up some Reduced Fat Triscuits or Low Fat Kettle Crisps. College dining halls found that when they offered healthy snacks with traditional ones, most students chose the healthier option.
The perfect power snack is nutritional but is low in calories and trans fat. Also, remember that snacks shouldn’t turn into a meal. Take only a small handful of something to tide you over. Half a cup of edamame or a handful of almonds is great power snacks.
70. Drink water – NOT from the cup
Satiety is a key component of weight loss programs but is often left out or forgotten – according to Dr Barbara Rolls, Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. It’s helpful to eat food that will make you feel full faster without packing in calories and fats into your body. Rolls suggest eating food with high volume and low energy density. For example, raisins and fresh grapes have the same calories per serving. However, most people would eat several cups of raisins compared to a small handful of grapes. Why? Because grapes are plump full of water.
Water is key. Not from the pitcher, but in food. Water from fruits, vegetables, and broth-based soup contain water that will swell in volume, making you feel full faster. Next time you reach for those raisins chew on some real fruit or vegetables instead.
71. Home Is Where the Heart Is
If you want a neat, little exercise that you can do close to home, invest a couple bucks in a jump rope! Yes, this child’s toy will help you in many different ways. If you’re not a runner, jump roping is a great alternative cardiovascular activity. Jump roping works not just the heart, but also the whole body, so you’re getting a total-body workout by jumping in one place. On average, you’ll burn about 175 calories per 15 minutes.
72. Quality Time With Your Dog
It’s hard to set aside time every day to exercise. But it’s not as difficult “sneaking in” some exercise activities every day. You don’t have to dread exercising as some sort of torture. When you want something easy to do, think of your dog. Think of your dog who sits mostly at home watching the house. Go play some Frisbee or catch with it. Take your dog out for a little jaunt after dinner. A study conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that walking your dog could bring about weight loss. Participants began walking 10 minutes the day, 3 times a week, and worked they way up within a year to 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. This group lost an average of 14 pounds in less than a year. So the next time you feel lazy after dinner, pick up the leash and get some air with your canine buddy.
73. Support Group
It’s going to be difficult to lose weight on your own, even if you are the only one trying to lose weight. Find a group that will motivate and help you keep on track. Join an online support group. Tell your family! Tell all your friends. If you keep your plan to yourself, it’s that much easier to cheat too many times or binge secretly in your room. By telling the people around you, you’re creating guidelines to help you reach your goal. They’ll also help you by not offering high-calorie foods or other dishes that will tempt you into overeating.
74. Mistakes Are Inevitable
If you’re human, you’re not perfect. Despite your earnest desire to lose weight and be fit, you will probably mess up here and there. You’ll go out for a night of fun with your friends, and it will be difficult in stopping your hand for reaching for those tortilla chips. Don’t freak out! One night of fun won’t kill you. The key, as always, is getting back on track! Don’t let one mistake haunt you. You don’t have to give up on your whole diet plan. Just leave your mistake as a mistake and start again the next day. The downfall of any mistake is repeating it. As long as you forget about it and get back on track, you’ll be good to go.
75. Spice It Up
Sure, herbs and spices can bring out mouth-watering flavours in your food. But it can also help you lose weight. Herbs and spices have multiple capabilities, some of which include speeding up metabolism and helping you feel fuller. Some are harder to find, but there are many common herbs and spices you can pick up at the grocery store and include in your food. In addition to weight loss benefits, herbs and spices are great for your health.
Some of these include cayenne, fennel, flaxseed, garlic, and ginger.
76. Fish Oil
Taking fish oil capsules for your essential omega-3 fatty acids has been all the rage in the past few years. It’s not just a fad – fish oil is an amazing benefactor for good health and… weight loss! The omega-3 fatty acids can help change the way your body uses fat. Instead of storing fat away, your body will burn the fat as fuel. In 2007, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study conducted by Australian researches that showed how fish oil and exercise independently reduced body fat. But better yet, the combination of both fish oil intake and exercise was much more effective. Julia Ross, director of Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California added, “Fish oil seems to stop some kinds of fat cravings.” Try some fish oil to help your health and your weight.
77. Hang Your Old Jeans On the Door
Need a reminder about your weight loss goals? Hang the jeans that don’t fit on your door or next to your mirror. Take out that favourite blouse that doesn’t button up and hang it up as well. Now, don’t just hang them there and stare at them. Try them on once in a while. We know it doesn’t fit, but trying it on will remind you how much you have left to lose. It’s a motivating gauge. A simple reminder may be all it takes to push you to eat right and exercise.
78. Keep Your Balance
Simple balancing exercises can help tone your muscles and help you lose weight. Balance workouts also develop your core muscles and can even be beneficial to your brain. You don’t need to look for an expensive class to get started. You can begin with easy, simple exercises at home. While brushing your teeth, alternate standing on one leg. Switch every 30 seconds. You can incorporate this little exercise with other daily activities. For example, while you wait for your coffee to finish boiling, while you put on your makeup, or while you dry your hair. Don’t make things into challenges when they don’t have to be!
79. Talk and Walk
The Mayo Clinic found that heavy people sit down an average of two and a half hours more than thin people every day. Don’t catch yourself sitting down when you don’t have to. Every time that phone rings, pick it up and pick yourself up! Take a little walk around the room while you talk. Clean your room while you talk. Do your laundry. Move while you talk instead of just sitting down and you’ll be burning 50 calories or more.
80. An Apple a Day… And Maybe A Pear
You may well know that fruits are a great addition to a weight loss diet plan. However, apples and pears have shown clear signs of helping people lose weight. Apples and pears are filled with fiber and water, which will make you feel fuller and eat less. A study conducted with 411 overweight women found that an intake of three apples or three pears per day brought about weight loss in overweight women. Just remember not to over-indulge. Don’t eat a pear when you’re full. Eat it as a snack or replace a calorie-packed dessert.
81. Toothpaste Diet
Okay, I know there is some toothpaste that tastes good but doesn’t start eating toothpaste yet. If you are having problems with controlling portions, (I know I do) toothpaste may be your way of doing that. If you are simply eating too much, by brushing your teeth with mint or some fresh-flavoured toothpaste (not the grape kind), you will start losing some of that appetite. There are two reasons for this. 1. Your taste buds in your mouth are very sensitive. By brushing your teeth, the food most likely will not taste so good after brushing your teeth. 2. After you brush, there is something that triggers in your mind that you should not eat. It is like showering then wanting to go play in the mud, you will most likely not do that. So brush your teeth often to help control your portions.
82. Small Tub
Don’t fall for the “it’s only 15 cents more for a large tub” line offered at the movie concession stand. Most people will eat about 45% more popcorn from larger-sized containers. Most importantly, skip the butter! Adding the oily, butter flavouring to your popcorn can actually add more calories than the popcorn itself. If you absolutely cannot take just plain popcorn, bring your own seasoned salt or some Parmesan cheese. But remember to eat things in moderation. Adding your own flavouring is only helpful if you’re adding a small amount.
83. Single Servings
It may be cheaper to buy in bulk at places like Costco, but doing so may actually deter your diet efforts. Try buying snacks in single serving packages. This will help you control the portions you eat. This is an easy way to moderate your servings. If buying small serving packaged food turns out to be too expensive, go ahead and buy in bulk. Just remember to measure out single servings into little snack bags so you’re reminded to eat only one serving.
84. Having your cake and eating it too
If you love baked goods, you don’t need to torture yourself anymore. The secret is to substitute some key ingredients to make your baked goods healthy and helpful to your diet. Most recipes are fixable by doing some small adjustments to make it diet friendly. One such trick is to use egg whites only instead of the whole egg with the yellow part. Also, try using whole wheat flour instead of bleached white baking flour. Although it does need some fixes as some baked goods will not survive the change, but perhaps that means you should not be eating it.
The hardest part of avoiding baked goods is cakes, muffins, and cookies. The easy way to make it healthy here is to substitute applesauce for the butter used in your recipe. By doing so, we are talking about shaving 100 calories off the old formula not to mention the 12 g of fat. The good taste will have you thinking why didn’t I think of this before.
85. Peanut Butter
There have been multiple studies on the benefits of peanut butter as well as monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) as it is found in abundance in peanut butter. Peanut butter is known to excellent in controlling hunger and helping us feel full. A study conducted at Purdue University was published in the International Journal of Obesity, showing that subjects who ate peanuts or peanut butter self-adjusted their calorie intake. Another study conducted by Harvard University found people who took in a high number of MUFAs actually kept off more weight than those on a regular diet. Better yet, peanut butter is known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower bad cholesterol. So don’t be shy. If you feel a little too old for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, try dipping apple slices or celery into peanut butter. You can even replace your cream cheese with peanut butter.
86. Go Citrus
Citrus fruits have been proven repeatedly to help a person increase their metabolism. That is why you might hear people saying to eat a piece of pineapple when eating at a buffet. Now it is not a miracle worker, but eating citrus fruits can be used as a supplement to working out to burn more calories.
87. I Want An Hourglass Figure…
But what if you weren’t born to have an hourglass figure? No matter how much you wish for an hourglass shape, you can’t get it unless you really have an hourglass shape. There are different body shapes, and it is helpful to your diet plan if you first determine your own shape. The most wanted body shape is the hourglass figure. Other shapes include pear shape, apple shape, and rectangle shapes. Knowing your body shape will help you figure out which exercises will be the most beneficial for your body. By conducting the proper exercises, you will be able to optimize weight loss in the right areas.
One of the best meals you can have for breakfast is oatmeal. You will eat less throughout the day because you will feel more full. Not only does it keep you full, but it will also help you to build more lean muscle which supplements your efforts to lose weight. Yes it is surprising, but carbohydrates actually do help you build muscle, but eaten in excess can lead to obesity. But it is easy to eat oatmeal in excess because it is a natural portion controller. With the right ingredients, you can easily enjoy oatmeal and its benefits.
89. Grapefruit Diet
Consuming grapefruit has been proven useful to losing weight. Grapefruit juice or grapefruit speeds up the metabolism and thus burning more calories throughout the day. It also makes you feel more full and thus drinking grapefruit juice or eating a grapefruit right before you eat a meal will help you eat less. On top of eating less, you will burn more calories. It does much more than a stick of celery.
90. Drink Olive Oil
Saturated Fats help your body to flush out the unsaturated fats. It is the unsaturated fats that we have to watch out for. That is why studies have shown that olive oil can be used even in a healthy diet. It is not good to cut out all fats. Therefore, drink 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the morning. Not only does the olive oil flush out the unsaturated fats that you consumed, but it will also curb your appetite for the rest of the day.
91. Supplements Are Supplements
One of the biggest weight loss myth is that a certain miracle weight loss pill can cure every one of obesity. Well, there are weight loss supplements that can help you lose tons of weight. However, you need to keep in mind that supplements are supplements. They are not substitutes for a good workout nor are they equivalent to surgical procedures. If you want muscles, just taking weight loss supplements won’t get you there. You need to exercise along with taking good supplements. Because everyone’s body type is different, finding the right diet pill is more effective towards your weight loss efforts than hoping for a miracle pill. This is probably why 90% of people who use diet pills do not see the results they expect and want.